Life at Perficient

Rajan Merchant Builds a Lifelong Career with Perficient

Rajan Merchant

Individually and collectively, Perficient and our 6,500 global colleagues treasure talent, embrace effort, and reward results. Watching people develop careers within our organization is truly a special experience, and our Growth for Everyone initiative helps identify individual career paths and allows colleagues to pave a career journey to reach their full potential.

We want to tell the stories of our people who are growing alongside our organization. Rajan Merchant, a data solutions director based in Charlotte, North Carolina, has been building his lifelong career with Perficient for the last 20 years. Below, he talks about his role, his newborn son, and his two-decade career in technology.

Describe your job. How do you make a difference for our clients?
In my role as a practice director, I manage our Content Services Platforms practice and work closely with several of our vendor partners including IBM, Hyland, Kofax, and Ephesoft. I wear many hats, but at the end of the day, my job is to ensure that we are delivering client engagement, delighting our clients, helping the business grow, and supporting our teams.

What inspires you to give your best each day?
My newborn son. Now, everything I do is for him, and I want to make sure that I’m giving my best each day so that at the end of the day I can leave work behind and turn my focus to him.

What are some activities you enjoy doing in your free time? 
Before our newborn, back when I had free time, my hobbies included running, traveling, reading, and, in the fall, attending Clemson football games (a family tradition going back 40 years). Ever since the baby arrived, my free time is filled with cuddling, feeding, diaper changes, and napping!

What makes you proud to work for Perficient?
I’m proud of the work that we do every day and the team we have here. It’s so cool to see the Perficient logo on Abe Ancer’s hat every Sunday during the PGA Tour coverage. I’m also proud of some of the new initiatives that we have rolled out such as the Women in Tech ERG and the Bright Paths Program.

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What is your favorite Perficient memory so far?
There are so many to choose from, but some of my favorite memories have been our community service events here in Charlotte, like picking up trash at our Adopt-A-Highway site and serving lunch at the Men’s Shelter of Charlotte.

What is one of your proudest moments, professionally?
I’ve had a lot of proud moments over my 20-year career, but what makes me the most proud is seeing client feedback that praises our team members for doing great work. As a manager, I love being able to share that feedback with our team and watching the joy they get from having our clients rave about them.


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Hannah Elzey

Hannah is the Communications Associate Marketing Coordinator based out of St. Louis, Missouri, focusing primarily on strategizing and composing internal corporate communications. She enjoys learning more about Adobe Creative Suite, following hockey, and spending time with friends and family in her free time.

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